Register | Login | Lost Password | Help | Rules | | |

Most Recent

The Wall of Shadow by Urloth Teen
The Silmaril had never been so stupid as to expect recovering Maglor would be easy. 
So Sweet the Dying Song by Arasa17 Teen
The story of a broken hearted spirit.  
Little father by Kalendeer General Audiences
Nerdanel considers her children, and why Curufin was always special to Fëanor’s heart.
Shimmer and Sing by amyfortuna Explicit
Nolofinw, at a party, is bored. And guilty. And angsty. Oh, hey look, it's Fanro - the magical glitter fairy! But what...
Something To Remember by amyfortuna Explicit
Fingolfin, annoyed that Fanor is going away, asks for something to remember him by.
The Darkness in Your Heart by cheekybeak Teen
Legolas begins a new life in Ithilien but not all who go with him are eager and he brings with him pain that cannot be ignored.
Friendship Amidst Loss by KimicThranduilion Teen
When Legolas and his troop become targets for slave traders tragedy strikes and the Prince suffers a devastating loss after...

Random Story

Petal by Armariel General Audiences
Drabbles and ficlets featuring the Fairy ancestress of the Tooks, as she appears in "Once Upon a Midsummer's Morn."

Site Info

Members: 872
Series: 69
Stories: 1453
Chapters: 7339
Word count: 21492573
Authors: 131
Reviews: 13859
Reviewers: 251
Newest Member: imykexep
Beta-reader: 27
Recommendations: 52
Recommenders: 13
Challenges: 14
Challengers: 9
 

Who's Online

Guests: 14
Members:

Shoutbox

Air Pegasus
01/11/18 02:11 am
<a m/">nike huarache</a>,<a m/">Air Huarache</a>, <a 520.com/" >Air Pegasus</a> 20.com/]Air Pegasus[/url]
Adidas yeezy 350
01/10/18 08:34 am
<a m/">ADIDAS NMD CS2</a>,<a m/">ADIDAS NMD R1</a>, <a m/" >Adidas yeezy 350</a> /]Adidas yeezy 350[/url]
NMD RUNNER
01/09/18 12:18 pm
<a p520.com/">NIKE air RELENTLESS 5</a>,<a p520.com/">NIKE air RELENTLESS 6</a>, <a m/" >NMD RUNNER</a> /]NMD RUNNER[/url]
cheap nfl jerseys wholesale
01/09/18 08:29 am
Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you really know what you're talking about! Bookmarked.postcheap nfl jerseys china, Please also visit my site =). We will have a link exchange arrangeme
Adidas Superstar
01/08/18 08:25 am
<a e520.com/">nike lunar2</a>,<a e520.com/">LUNAR APPARENT 2017</a>, <a m/" >Adidas Superstar</a> /]Adidas Superstar[/url]
chenlina
01/08/18 08:17 am
chenlina20180108 <H1><a ockshoes.org.uk" title="birkenstock ock <H1><a n--louboutin.us.com" title="
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 SF AF1 MID
01/07/18 08:12 pm
<a m/">NIKE AIR PRESTO ESSENTIAL</a>,<a m/">NIKE AIR PRESTO EXTREME</a>, <a m/" >NIKE AIR FORCE 1 SF AF1 MID</a> /]NIKE AIR FORCE 1 SF AF1 MID[
adidas springblade drive 2 0
01/05/18 04:38 am
<a _1.html">new blance 996 kids</a>, <a e-2-0_175_1.html" >adidas springblade drive 2 0</a> -2-0_175_1.html]adidas springblade drive 2 0[/url]
nike roshe run high
01/04/18 06:05 pm
<a women asics gel nimbus 14</a>, <a _1.html" >nike roshe run high</a> 1.html]nike roshe run high[/url]
new blance 500 kids
01/02/18 11:08 am
<a 6_1.html">new balance 360 mens</a>, <a _1.html" >new blance 500 kids</a> 1.html]new blance 500 kids[/url]
Shout Archive
Refresh the Shoutbox


Spring Comes to Arda by Erulisse

[ - ]   Printer
Table of Contents

- Text Size +
Story notes:
Author’s Notes: Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sand box; I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.
Spring Comes to Arda

Payments of blood and lives had been given, by all gathered below.

“Our Oath still stands,” my brother said while sitting atop new-formed cliffs,

White birds aloft circled freshly-encroaching sea, the earth had been broken.

Below, amidst mud of forces gathered, the tent of our quarry stood,

Mighty Enw, now guarding two jewels prized from a crown of iron.

“They must be ours,” my brother said, arming for a moonless night's mission,

Our swords were sharp, our cause was just, and once again we took up the quest.

No others had rights to them but we, the two remaining of seven,

Payments of blood and lives had been given by five for these which awaited us below.

“Two yet remain,” my brother said, two jewels, two stones of heritage, two pending deaths,

From the tent we retrieved them, fulfilled that sworn to more than an Age before.

We held once more those taken by Evil, pain struck our souls and bodies both,

Darkness had been vanquished, now could be birthed Arda's newborn spring.

“The pain is just,” my brother said as steam rose ahead of him and his feet trod air,

Lava below embraced him, encased him, and cleansed him, a grave of living fire.

Aul collected the jewel, buried it in heat and cauterized its wounds,

He barricaded it from baleful vapors, allowed its purification by living rock.

“Our Oath is death,” I screamed into air, and pain drove me to the nascent shore,

Hand throbbing deep drumbeats, I sang prayers for salvation of this unclean burden (not mine - my hope had long fled).

Making a mighty throw, Ulmo then catching, he carried the shining jewel, down into the depths,

His arts used pressure and darkness to cleanse its noxious poisons entrapped by the waters.

Payments of blood and lives were given, but still I remain,

Walking mere steps from madness, eternal pain confirms my damnation.

Only one remains, the last of a distinguished line, now doomed to wander,

How far can I fall, a former Prince of Tirion?

Chapter end notes:
Reviews are always appreciated.